The passing of guitar legend and inventor Les Paul is the top headline in the daily tour recap for August 13, as compiled by TicketNews.
Les Paul died today at the age of 94. The musician and inventor partnered with Gibson Guitars in the early 1950s to develop the solid-body electric guitar that became his namesake, the Gibson Les Paul. In addition to popularizing the solid-body guitar, Paul also helped develop recording techniques, such as multitracking and overdubbing.
Today’s new tour announcements are led by Paramore, which will hit the road this fall for a headlining run to support its third studio album. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs also unveiled plans for a second North American tour leg for the year, including a couple U.S. festival gigs. Rounding out the day’s itinerary reports is indie hero Sufjan Stevens, who will complete a brief headline venture of his own this fall as he awaits the release of two new projects.
In other news, Depeche Mode was forced to cut another concert from its 2009 schedule, which has been plagued with health-related postponements and cancellations. Better news is in store for the concert venue chain Knitting Factory, which is opening a new location in Brooklyn this September.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Thursday. In addition to these full stories, many artists updated their current and upcoming tour itineraries. Read on for some of the highlights in brief:
AC/DC has added three more shows to the itinerary of its on-going Black Ice World Tour. The new dates are set for October 25 at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC; October 30 at Jacksonville Arena in Jacksonville, FL; and November 19 at Amway Arena in Orlando, FL, which is now the final date on the North American calendar. The tour continues August 14 at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
Celtic Woman will be back in North America later this year for a fall 2009 tour leg. The 35-date venture starts October 7 at Genesee Theatre in Waukegan, IL, and concludes November 22 at Terrace Theater in Long Beach, CA. Some of the other scheduled stops include October 14 at Fargodome in Fargo, ND; October 30 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT; November 11 at Ford Center in Oklahoma City, OK; and November 16 at Tucson Music Hall in Tucson, AZ.
Sonny Landreth has added some new dates to his 2009-2010 tour itinerary, which currently stands at 38 dates. Gigs pick up August 14 at the Philadelphia Folk Festival in Schwenksville, PA, and continue through April 10 at Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD. New dates include October 1 at Callahan’s in Auburn Hills, MI; October 12 at B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY; and November 607 at Rock ‘N Bowl in New Orleans, LA.
Peter Murphy, the godfather of goth, has announced a 27-date tour of Europe for fall 2009. The jaunt begins September 26 at Mylos in Thessaloniki, GRE, and ends October 31 at an unannounced venue in Lisbon, POR. In between those dates, the former Bauhaus frontman will perform on September 29 at La Locomotive in Paris, FRA; October 11 in London, ENG; and October 26 at Sala Heineken in Madrid, SPA.
All That Remains will headline a lengthy fall tour of North America this year. The band, currently on the road with the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival, kicks off the venture on September 22 at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY. Stops include performances on September 23 at the Fillmore in New York, NY; October 10 at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX; October 23 at Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO; and November 8 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The tour concludes November 17 at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON.
Dropkick Murphys will be touring again this fall with at least eight concerts in November, according to Pollstar. The industry resource places the tour on the road from November 4 at the Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA, through November 19 at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON. Most of the dates are set in Canada, including shows on November 11 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC, and November 15 at The Odeon in Saskatoon, SK.